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Jeanette Manfra: DHS Looks to Expand Automated Threat Info Sharing Efforts

The Department of Homeland Security plans to provide additional technical context to the cyber threat information that the department sends to industry partners under the Automated Information Sharing program, Federal News Radio reported Friday.

Jeanette Manfra, assistant secretary of cybersecurity and communications in DHS’ National Protection and Programs Directorate, told Federal News Radio that the additional context is meant to help participating companies automate their response to the shared threat information.

Manfra noted DHS’ information sharing program currently disseminates approximately 45,000 threat indicators to more than 200 participants every month.

The department also aims to apply automated information sharing to trusted internet connections, or TICs, as part of efforts to secure federal agencies’ connections to the internet.

DHS looks to address challenges associated with the use of trusted internet connections; integrate TIC capabilities to the National Institute of Standards and Technology‘s Cybersecurity Risk Management Framework; and boost cloud visibility, according to Manfra.

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